Nunnemacher Cabin Ski Weekend -- 5-7 March 2004

1.0 Overview

Troop 45 Scouts will hold a Winter Fun event at Nunnemacher Cabin located at the Dartmouth Skiway in Lyme, NH. The Troop has reserved the cabin from Noon on Friday 5 March through Noon on Sunday 7 March. Activities during the weekend can include downhill skiing, snowboarding, backcountry skiing, snowshoeing, and hiking. The evenings will afford time for relaxing, advancement work and games.

Saturday is Boy Scout Day ath the Skiway! Due to a special arrangement by Daniel Webster Counsel, ALL active Boy Scouts can ski for FREE on Saturday. See SMIC for details.

2.0 Concept

2.1 Description

Nunnemacher Cabin is located between Papoose and Lyme Drop ski trails on the Holt ledge side of the Skiway. Our meeting place for dropoff and pickup will be in the skiway parking lot along the side closest to the road adjacent to the snowmaking pond. From the meeting place we will hike, snowshoe or ski to the cabin carrying our equipment and supplies. Once we arrive at the cabin we will organize duty rosters for cooking, cleanup, water supply, fire tending, etc.

Activities for Saturday will be organized by patrols and or buddy groups. Each patrol or buddy group departing from the cabin will be required to file an activity plan with the Scoutmaster describing the activity they are planning to undertake and their planned time of return to the cabin. Any group that is leaving the actual Dartmouth skiway property will be accompanied by two adults. Activities will include the following:

  • Alpine skiing and snowboarding on the Dartmouth skiway trails.
  • Cross country / telemark skiing on the skiway trails and in the back country along the Appalachian Trail and other nearby areas.
  • Hiking/snowshoeing on the Appalachian Trail either towards Moose Mountain or Smarts Mountain.

Dinner on Friday, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday will be prepared as a group. All participants will be contribute to the cost of food and all will have their turn to helping prepare meals and clean up. The cabin is equipped with wood heat and a gas stove but no running water.

2.2 Schedule of Events

There will be two times to meet and join the outing: 1600 on Friday afternoon and 0800 on Saturday morning.

General schedule will be as follows:

Friday 5 Mar
1600 -- Assemble at the Dartmouth Skiway parking lot and move into the cabin.
1800 -- Duty roster organization, dinner and cleanup.
1930 -- Evening activities including advancement work (Snow Sports MB!), a night hike, and/or games.
2200 -- Lights out and all quiet.

Saturday 6 Mar
0630 -- Reveille
0700 -- Prepare and eat breakfast, cleanup dishes and cabin area.
0800 -- Alternate arrival time for late crew.
0830 -- Flag ceremony. Organize and begin the day's activities.
1630 -- Roll call at the cabin; everyone should be back from activities.
1700 -- Dinner and cleanup.
1830 -- Evening activities including advancement work, a night hike, and/or games.

Sunday 7 Mar
0630 -- Reveille
0700 -- Prepare and eat breakfast, cleanup dishes and cabin area. Pack up all gear; be prepared to depart.
0830 -- Organize and begin the day's activities.
1130 -- Roll call at the cabin; closing flag ceremony. Move all personnel and gear to the parking lot.
1200 -- Pickup by parents. Check out with a Scoutmaster before departing! Those who wish to stay for Sunday afternoon are free to stay and continue skiing and snowboarding if they have parental permission and supervision.

2.3 Expected Conditions and Difficulty

This activity will be conducted at the Dartmouth Skiway, a modern ski area. Nummemacher Cabin is rustic, but safe and comfortable. There is no electricity at the cabin, but it is equipped with wood heat and a gas stove. Sleeping accommodations include thin mattresses and lots of floor space.
  • Check the weather and dress appropriately. Drink lots of water.
  • Activities will be moderated so everyone has a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • All activities start and end at the cabin.
  • Alpine skiing will be conducted on the slopes of the Dartmouth skiway. Skiers will obey all skiway rules and comply with the Skiers Responsibility Code (This web site also has some humorous tips for preparing for the ski season.)
  • Backcountry skiers will be briefed on safety precautions and trail etiquette before they depart.
  • Hikers must be properly dressed and equipped before leaving the skiway area.

2.4 Special Requirements

Open to all Boy Scouts, scouters, and parents. A permission slip is required for each scout participating. See 3.2.1 below.

3.0 Administration and Logistics

3.1 Announcement Date: 28 Jan 04

3.2 Roster Closing Date: 5 Mar 2004

3.2.1 Permission Form. Each Scout under the age of 18 must have turned in a permission form to Mr. Hoge prior to the outing. Print this permission form and bring it to the Troop meeting on 3 March, or fax it to Mr. Hoge NLT noon 4 March at 646-4658.

3.3 Costs

$15.00 per person for use of the cabin, breakfasts and dinners.

Cost of lift ticket for Sunday ($36 for adults, $22 for Scouts under age 12), equipment rental if required and snacks in the lodge if desired.

Scouts and registered adults ski free on Saturday.

3.4 Equipment

3.4.1 Individual Equipment

  • Class B uniform.
  • Snowshoes, Ski poles, or
  • Snowboards, snow shoes, ski poles or
  • Alpine Ski equipment, snowshoes.
  • Backpack, warm sleeping bag, fleece, shells top and bottom, gloves, hat, goggles.
  • Lunch, more water
  • Helmet is Required for ski activity.
  • Extra pair of shoes and clothes, this is to clean up after a day in the snow.
  • Plastic bag for dirty clothes.
  • Cup, cook pot and spoon for eating.
  • Headlamp, flashlight, lantern. There are no electric lights in the cabin.
  • Appropriate clothing and equipment for winter hiking.

    3.4.2 Patrol Equipment

    Games for the evenings

    3.4.3 Troop Equipment

  • First Aid Kit
  • Maps of Dartmouth Skiway and vicinity
  • Extra Snowshoes, ski poles, helmets
  • Tools

    3.5 Transportation Plan

    Drop-off Point: Dartmouth Skiway, at parking lot, east side of mountain. In front of Snowmaking pond.
    Drop-off Time: 1600 5 Mar 04 or 0800 6 Mar 04 (by appointment).
    Pick-up Point: Dartmouth Skiway Lodge
    Pick-up Time: 1200 Sun 7 Mar 04

    Directions: NH 10 north to Lyme. Bear right just past the green, following signs to Dartmouth Skiway.

    3.6 Additional Information

    Guidance from Skiway management: We will check with the skiway staff before departing to the cabin. They can be found at the office near the ski rental area. Doug manages the overall Dartmouth Skiway area. Both were very receptive to the BSA using the area and had these points to make:
    • Lift access is allowed to carry heavy gear, and water up the Holt Lift. Drop off gear at the lodge and park cars in designated area.
    • Ski Patrol can assist to load a sled at the top and bring the gear to the Cabin. Peter will coordinate this for the Troop.
    • Snowmobiles are not available due to how busy the afternoon can be with ski programs and lift operations underway.
    • Parking: All adults are required to park at the eastern most lot, farthest from the lodge. This is the first parking area as you approach the Skiway. Look for a large green building with white lettered "Dartmouth Skiway". This is near the snowmaking pond. The reason for this is to ease snow removal should an over night storm occur.
    • Snow shoe access to Nunnemacher Cabin is available right across from this parking lot. See a trail that departs on the west side of road, and up. It generally follows adjacent to Papoose Trail. If a snowshoe group encounters a ski trail, it is permitted to walk up one side and avoid traffic.
    • Ski access to Nunnemacher Cabin is furnished via Holts Lift. Depart straight off the lift toward Upper Papoose and down. Take first right onto Lower Lyme Drop and follow through the ski run down. After one trail merge, you will see the cabin access trail on the left.
    • After hours sking is not permitted especially after snow grooming has taken place. Generally follow the lift schedule for guidance.
    • Scouts and registered adults will be able to ski free on Saturday. The gift of free skiing on March 6th is granted to all Boy Scouts courtesy of Mr and Mrs Marty Simpson who were active in the Lyme Troop 273 for years. Eleanor Simpson still works at the Dartmouth Skiway office. However as a result of illness Mr. Simpson passed away suddenly in early January 2003.

    4.0 Leadership

    4.1 Planning Committee


    4.2 Adult Leaders

  • SMIC: Mr. Hoge
  • Mr. Postupack
  • ???

    Approved -- GCH

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